Unique Food Tours

Discover Ottawa and Gatineau's top restaurants. Locals and tourists alike are invited to indulge in the city's booming culinary scene and discover the world-class restaurants that are putting it on the map. Named one of the best things to do in Ottawa, Experience Food offers you a delicious new way to experience this great city.

***CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 - The safety and well-being of our staff, partners and guests are our priority. Tours are currently BY APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice. Proof of double-vaccination is required by all participants.

Gourmet Experience

Dress up and follow our guide on an evening discovery of the quality and finesse of Ottawa dining. This tour brings you to THREE of Ottawa’s best restaurants. At each restaurant, one of the city’s top chefs will have carefully prepared a dish for you.

Our Gourmet Experiences feature the city’s top independently owned and operated restaurants.


Premium Experience

Enjoy Ottawa and Gatineau’s finest restaurants during our Premium Experience. During these evening food tours, you will have a personal guide that will take you to eat at FOUR of the best restaurants in a selected neighborhood.


Partner Restaurants

Discover these great restaurants during our Gourmet and Premium Experiences


Here's what people are saying about us.

Danielle R – ★★★★★

Hintonburg Gourmet Experience

Thank you for the wonderful evening. The food was great, the wine was well paired and the people were very friendly. On top of this, you know the region very well as well as the products used by the restaurants! (translated)

Emilie L – ★★★★★

Old Hull and Little Italy Gourmet Experience

I tried the Hull tour first, it was delicious and such a fun way to spend an evening with friends. I discovered many restaurants I had never tried that were so good I had to go back! All of this with a great guide sharing interesting pieces of history from the area. I loved it so much that a couple of months later I did the Little Italy (Preston street) tour for my birthday. Everyone loved it and the highlight of that one was definitely getting a taste of Atelier and talking with the chef. It's great for locals who want to try something new and tourists who want to discover the city and all the best eating spots. I highly recommend it!

Nadine G – ★★★★★

ByWard Market Gourmet Experience

Thanks again for an amazing gourmet food tour of the market! The ladies and I really enjoyed it!

Nancy H – ★★★★★

ByWard Market Tasting Experience

My husband and I have taken a lot of food tours- Montreal, San Diego, Portland and Chicago to name a few. This one led by Matthieu was by far the best and with our history, he had a lot to live up to. He delivered much more than expected. His tour has more stops, more great fresh food and even some drinks. Don’t make reservations for dinner on the day of the tour as you won’t have any room left. We also got a great rundown on the history of the area. He also hosts tours in the evenings which involve 4 restaurants. I wish our stay in Ottawa had been longer so we could have signed on for one of his other tours. It was a great afternoon!

Ellen B – ★★★★★

ByWard Market Tasting Experience

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Every stop is unique and we learned so much about the history of the area. Matthew is a wonderful guide. Reserve your spot on this tour today!

Suzanne S – ★★★★★

Little Italy Gourmet Experience

Having participated in Experience Food's Little Italy Tour, it is without a doubt that I say that I will be back with my friends. Where is the next destination?

Alexandra L – ★★★★★

Old Hull Gourmet Experience

Had an absolutely wonderful time on the Experience Food Tour. Even though I was already familiar with some of the restaurants presented, the guide's historical presentation, the meet-and-greet with the chefs and the tailored wine pairing brought a solid value-added to the experience. Look forward to touring other neighbourhoods!